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Family Architectonicidae

HAWAII

Heliacus areola areola

Variegated Sundial, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu 

AREOLA SUNDIAL

Uncommon with Palythoa zoanthids in shallow water.  Cream with brown or black beaded spirals.  Attains diameter of 0.75 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.  Formerly confused with Heliacus variegatus.